The global non-dairy creamer market size was valued at USD 2.13 billion in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 3.98 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period (2023-2031).
A dairy substitute made from various plant-based sources is non-dairy creamer, also referred to as coffee whitener. It can be purchased in liquid or granular form and is used in place of milk in drinks like coffee, tea, smoothies, and hot cocoa. Some of the most widely used non-dairy creamer sources on the market are almonds, soy, and coconut. Customers who follow vegan diets or have lactose intolerance are the target market for this product. The product contains casein, a milk protein, even though lactose isn't present. While non-dairy products are becoming more and more popular in North America and Europe, the demand for lactose-free products is expected to grow significantly in Asia-Pacific and LAMEA. The rise in the vegan population and increased awareness of the advantages of dairy alternatives are what are fueling the growth of the non-dairy creamer market worldwide. Additionally, the growth of the market is positively impacted by the rise in health consciousness, increase in disposable income, and awareness of chemical-free products.
The rise in demand for plant-based foods and beverages is a major factor in the expansion of the non-dairy creamer market worldwide. Additionally, in recent years, consumers have begun to favor naturally made plant-based milk, and this trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. This is explained by the wide variety of nutrients found in natural milk, including vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Additionally, the consumption of plant-based products has increased thanks to recommendations from health and nutrition experts and a rise in health awareness, fueling the global non-dairy creamer market.
On the global market over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of vegans. On top of that, it's predicted that this will boost sales of dairy substitutes. Customers in nations like Canada are moving away from animal products and requesting cleaner, healthier, naturally prepared plant-based food. A diet free of animal products is preferred by about 7.5 million Americans who believe it will make them healthier in the long run. As a result, it is anticipated that an increase in vegan consumers will increase demand for a variety of dairy substitutes, including lactose-free milk and creamer. The global market for non-dairy products is expected to expand as a result of rising consumer demand for goods with novel ingredients.
Non-dairy creamer costs more to produce than traditional creamer, which drives up the price. The market growth in emerging nations like China and India, where consumers are price-conscious, is predicted to be hampered by high costs. Customers prefer dairy alternatives over regular creamer despite the fact that they are more expensive because of the numerous health benefits they offer, including the absence of lactose and longer shelf life. During the forecast period, this factor is anticipated to lessen the impact of restraints.
Customers who are allergic to conventional milk or milk products now need dairy alternatives. Due to allergies or intolerances to cow's milk, the majority of consumers prefer to drink these beverages. However, some consumers also do so because they like the taste. The demand for plant-based products for nutrition is significantly increased by the rising prevalence of lactose intolerance. Although in the past, dairy milk was regarded as the healthiest food, it is predicted that as more people develop allergies, the demand for dairy products will decline. An American Dietetic Association survey found that 87% of dietitians advise a plant-based diet to some or all of their clients. It has been discovered that people of certain ethnic backgrounds, such as those from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, are more likely to be lactose intolerant. According to American Family Physician, lactase deficiency can affect up to 15% of people with a northern European ancestry, up to 80% of black and Latino people, and up to 100% of American Indian and Asian people. Additionally, according to the Better Health Channel, up to 5% of Australians who are Caucasians and up to 75% of Australians who are not Caucasians are lactose intolerant. Consumers' preferences for non-traditional dairy product substitutes are changing quickly, which is expected to present lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global market.
The global non-dairy creamer market is segmented by origin, form, nature, and sales channel.
Based on origin, the global non-dairy creamer market is bifurcated into almond, soy, and coconut.
The almond segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. Almond creamer is made from almonds and is lactose- and cholesterol-free. The majority of its consumers are lactose intolerant and allergic to dairy. Since almond creamer contains fewer calories, it is suitable for consumers who are overweight. The main factor promoting the growth of the almond segment is the low-cholesterol and low-fat content of almond creamer. Due to the rise in the number of obese people and their preference for almond creamers, the United States is predicted to experience the highest growth.
The coconut segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR of 7.3%. One of the most popular tropical fruits on the market, coconut is the source of coconut creamer. It has a reasonable number of calories and is frequently used as a healthy substitute for dairy-based creamers. It is beneficial for customers who have diabetes or heart disease because it contains little fat per serving. Coconut creamers taste good and are a good source of calcium and vitamins. Coconut is used in a variety of diets, including the ketogenic diet and the vegan diet, because of its healthy micro and macronutrient profile.
Based on the form, the global non-dairy creamer market is bifurcated into powdered and liquid.
The liquid segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. The most widely used type of non-dairy creamer on the market is liquid creamer. Either a bottle or a tetra package holds them. People prefer the liquid form because it is easier to use, but unlike the powdered form, it needs to be refrigerated to maintain shelf stability. The ease of use provided by liquid creamers and the rise in the number of people who are dairy allergic globally is what is driving the market growth for liquid creamers.
The powdered segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR of 7.1%. Powdered non-dairy creamer is a granular creamer that can be used as a whitener for non-dairy creamer, coffee, and other beverages that call for cream either in its dry state or by being turned into a liquid state using water. In comparison to the liquid form, this creamer has a longer shelf life and doesn't need to be refrigerated. The market for powdered non-dairy creamer is expanding as a result of consumer consumption and purchasing trends.
Based on its nature, the global non-dairy creamer market is bifurcated into organic and conventional.
The conventional segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. The most common type of non-dairy creamer sold today is conventional creamer. Although they may contain chemicals and other compounds to extend shelf life, they are less expensive than the organic version. Due to its popularity among consumers who want to spend less on dairy alternatives, this non-dairy creamer variety is easily accessible in most retail formats and continues to be in high demand. Due to their widespread availability and rising demand for dairy substitutes as a result of an increase in the vegan population, the conventional non-dairy creamers market is anticipated to expand at a rate that is notable.
The organic segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR of 6.8%. In the past few years, online sales have grown significantly. An organic non-dairy creamer is a dairy substitute made with organically grown ingredients like almonds, oat, and other plant-based milk extracts. The amount of chemical additives in this non-dairy creamer variety is extremely small. Additionally, because it has no negative side effects, it is the best substitute for creamers made from dairy. Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about the advantages and disadvantages of packaged and processed foods. Additionally, they are now aware of the daily foods they consume, and their increased concern for their health has motivated them to seek out healthier food options.
Based on the sales channel, the global non-dairy creamer market is bifurcated into supermarkets/hypermarkets, online stores, departmental stores, and others.
The supermarkets/hypermarkets segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. The majority of non-dairy creamer is bought in large retail settings like supermarkets and hypermarkets. Supermarkets, which are bigger than traditional grocery stores but smaller and with a smaller selection of goods than hypermarkets or big-box markets, are large self-service grocery stores that sell a variety of food and household supplies. The preference for supermarkets and hypermarkets as shopping centers in both developed and developing markets is credited with driving the growth of the supermarket/hypermarket segment. Additionally, they offer a one-stop shop for customers, making them a well-liked shopping option.
The online store segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR of 7.9%. In the past few years, online sales have grown significantly. Over the past few years, sales through online stores have increased significantly. Various businesses and e-commerce websites sell non-dairy creamers like almond, soy, coconut, and oat. One of the quickly developing sales channels in the non-dairy creamer market is distribution through online stores. Online platforms are preferred by customers because they are convenient and easily accessible. To entice more customers, this platform provides a number of discounts when buying non-dairy creamer online.
The global non-dairy creamer market is bifurcated into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
North America region is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period. Due to its advanced distribution systems and mature economy, North America sees high food and beverage sales. Due to the increased demand for organic and plant-based products, the region has seen a greater number of players enter the market. Many of these new players also have expansion plans for the market. The large population of lactose-intolerant people in North America will support the expansion of the local market. Due to intense competition, the market in the region has been consolidating. Additionally, the market for non-dairy creamers is anticipated to grow as consumer preferences for healthier dairy creamer substitute changes.
Europe is expected to witness dynamic growth in the nondairy creamer market, with a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. Increased consumption of nutritious foods and beverages is a result of growing health and fitness awareness. In addition, the presence of a highly wealthy populace and the rise in the number of people with dairy allergies contribute to the expansion of the European dairy alternative market. In the UK, about 27% of consumers agreed that plant-based products are healthier than dairy products, which has led to an increase in the use of non-dairy creamer in the area, according to a study on food consumption by The Grocer. One of the key drivers driving the expansion of the European market is the introduction of non-dairy beverages by discount retailers in Germany. Additionally, the launch of goods with novel tastes and flavors is anticipated to present new opportunities for market participants.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness a significant CAGR of 8.1% in the nondairy creamer market during the forecast period. One of the biggest markets for non-dairy creamer in the world is China. China is rapidly urbanizing due to its status as a developing nation. This is causing consumer lifestyles to change, which will benefit the market for non-dairy creamers. Sales of non-dairy creamers present an attractive opportunity in China, and during the forecast period, China will play a significant role in the non-dairy creamer market globally. The market for non-dairy creamers is expanding significantly in Asia-Pacific as consumers become more aware of the availability of lactose-free goods. Due to its high nutritional value, almond creamer is anticipated to experience the greatest increase in demand in the area. The market for non-dairy goods is anticipated to grow as a result of consumers' increased health consciousness and preference for organic goods.
The LAMEA region is expected to witness a moderate CAGR of 7.1% in the global nondairy creamer market during the forecast period. The main driver of the growth of the non-dairy creamer market in LAMEA is the popularity of soy beverages in regions like Africa and Latin America. Increased disposable income encourages LAMEA's demand for high-quality dairy substitutes. In order to meet the rising consumer demand, market players have been introducing fresh and cutting-edge dairy substitutes like non-dairy soy milk and soy creamer. The market for non-dairy creamers in LAMEA is expanding due to an increase in the prevalence of lactose intolerance.
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